10 August 2022,   20:44
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I can’t see any reasonable ground why Georgia and all the countries who would like to join NATO will be prevented from doing so - North Macedonia’s President

I can’t see any reasonable ground why Georgia and all the countries who would like to join NATO will be prevented from doing so. Such a statement made North Macedonia’s President in his doorstep statement at the NATO Summit in Madrid.

“I am quite firm when saying that the best policy of NATO throughout the decades has been the open-door policy. It should not changed. We are openly supporting the bid of Georgians to enter the NATO as we are fully aligned other allies in supporting their membership bid for other countries from the so-called Eastern Partnership of the European Union. So, we think that NATO should hold the doors open for everybody who like to enter the Alliance.

Today we have with us the countries from all continents, from Australia, Japan, we have the partners in Colombia, in South Korea. I can’t see any reasonable ground, any reasonable argument why Georgia and all the countries who would like to join NATO alliance will be prevented from doing so.

I would like to stress especially this for Ukraine – it should be the sovereign right of each nation to pick up their foreign policy and security architecture they would like to be the part of, no other countries; So full sovereignty – that is the basic democratic right of each sovereign nation, member of the United Nations”, - said Stevo Pendarovski.

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